The Great Oz, from The Wizard of Oz, 1939

“It’s absolutely foolish to think that you, a non-expert who lacks the very scientific expertise necessary to evaluate the claims of experts, are going to do a better job than the actual, bona fide experts of separating truth from fiction or fraud.”

— Ethan Siegel, Sr. Contributor, Forbes Magazine, “You Must Not ‘Do Your Own Research’ When It Comes To Science,” July 30, 2020

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”

— Marcia Angell, Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption, The New York Review of Books magazine, Jan 15 2009

This blog is dedicated to figuring out the cognitive dissonance between the two quotes above.

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